CLSID

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File Format
Name CLSID
Ontology
Released 1993

A CLSID is a globally-unique identifier of a COM (Component Object Model) object. It is in the form of a GUID (a more-or-less arbitrary 128-bit identifier). Some documents seem to use the terms CLSID and GUID interchangeably, though a CLSID is really a specific kind of GUID. CLSIDs are widely used in the Windows Registry, and appear in some file formats, such as Microsoft Compound File.

COM is a software interface standard developed by Microsoft.

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